Green Steps - Home - Connecting you with nature
“An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfillment”.
- David Attenborough
An age appropriate hands-on curriculum exploring the relationship between you, me and the planet.
Our ecological system is close to a tipping point of a no return climate change. It is now that we must act.
By taking small and gentle steps towards changing the way we interact with nature.
It is the spirit of the child that can determine the course of human progress and lead it perhaps even to a higher form of civilization.
- Maria Montessori
Experience starts with a direct interaction with the subject of study. By being personally engaged, our whole self is actively involved in the process of understanding. It is more than just an intellectual activity, it involves senses, feelings and personality.
Through collective exchange of ideas we can understand a wider picture of a phenomena. We practice listening, respect and tolerance to others. By using appropriate terminology to describe what we experience we build our vocabulary and communication skills.
The information gathered helps to create a model, using abstract thinking we conceptualize a phenomenon. We try to understand the cause and consequences, the timeline and the key elements that shape a situation. This develops visualization, creativity and critical thinking.
Exploring perspectives for what we are learning, finding the relation with others and the planet, we develop our ecological mindset and get a sense of the big picture, the interconnectedness of things and what Maria Montessori calls cosmic intelligence.
Apply what has been learned to other contexts. Combine several areas of knowledge to create new solutions. Engage with the surroundings, develop a sense of belonging and become an active member of the community, build a better future.
Our goals for 2022
Nature activities will be designed
Nature guides will be trained and certified
kilograms of waste will be removed from nature
Articles on nature education will be published
learning communities will join our journey
Participants will be connected with nature
MOBILE CAMPUS STP - FALL CYCLE
Der Mobile Campus in der Stadt Sankt Pölten hat am 23. September seinen Herbstzyklus begonnen. Die Erziehung im Freien ist eine Gelegenheit, alltägliche Handlungen in gute Gewohnheiten umzuwandeln, die schon in jungen Jahren eine dauerhafte Harmonie zwischen menschlicher und nichtmenschlicher Natur schaffen.
Presentation of Pilot Project in St. Pölten
Green Steps presented on Sep 23 its pilot project on transforming cities into learning spaces to a local audience and invited to a panel discussion on the future of education.
Big Friendly Giants @ Center for Architecture Vienna
The renowned Center for Architecture Vienna presents our pilot project BIG FRIENDLY GIANTS on Oct 13th. The project aims at the transformation of cities into outdoor learning spaces and is supported by an app which boost ecological intelligence.